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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had an awesome stay here. Newly refurbished, our room still had that new carpet smell. We were in unit 19 which is a corner unit upstairs. It has a super modern kitchen and bathroom, spacious lounge area, large king master bedroom and a roomy second bedroom with two singles. Both bedrooms have partial sea views. It has the linen room...

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a outstanding review on The Dawson Motel! We really appreciate your feed back and are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Our cleaners work hard to keep our beautiful motel looking and feeling brand new! We are very lucky to be in a nice central spot to all the exciting things you can do...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Barb and Lloyd are not your average Moteliers - in fact they are not Moteliers at all, they are regular people who happen to run Motels. Great rooms, near town and the brilliant coastal walkway (free bikes too!).

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Eric. We do our best to make our guest feel right at home when they stay with us at The Dawson Motel- and great to get feedback from a regular . The bikes get a lot of use on the coastal walkway just one of the many attractions which makes New Plymouth special. We look...

Vancouver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in a 2 bedroom corner unit. 1 room with a king bed and 1 with 2 singles. Perfect for our family of four. The suite was spacious, immaculately clean and very modern. No pull out couch FYI. The kitchenette had everything you could need including a small oven which is unusual for most motels. The...

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Our 2 bedroom units are perfect for families so that you can really spread out! We like our units to be convenient for our guests so we are glad you appreciate the extra amenities such as an oven. We are very lucky to be so close to town...

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff a cooked breakfast right to your door, awesome rooms just a great stay, highly recommended for anyone who wants some quality service, nothing was to much for them, one of the best motels I have stayed at.

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay- and the breakfasts! Here at The Dawson Motel we will do our best to ensure a great stay. We love to hear we are one of the bests for you. We hope to have you again. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had friends from overseas visit New Zealand from The United Kingdom and we booked them into The Dawson Motel, they absolutely loved it, beautiful rooms, friendly staff and an overall good experience.

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation to your friends! We are very glad they enjoyed their stay and hope they had a wonderful trip to New Zealand Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed here one night.The staff were very friendly & helpful. Our studio unit was modern, spacious, comfortable, clean & quiet.The disabled unit was excellent for my elderly Mother. Would definitely stay again

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on The Dawson Motel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do our best to make our rooms comfortable for all our guests and appreciate the feedback on your stay. We hope to have you all back again. Kind Regards, Barb and Lloyd

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I stayed in The Dawson 2-3 nights a week over 3 months for work. Very clean rooms, lovely staff and very accommodating. I don't look for any other motels when I visit New Plymouth anymore. After a day out in the rain it was wonderful to come back to a nice clean and comfortable room. The staff were nice enough...

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hi Greg Thanks for taking the time to review your time with with us at The Dawson Motel. We really appreciated the positive feedback and the continued support. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Barb and Lloyd

Maroochydore
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great staff, spotlessly clean and so comfortable, quiet and warm. Real comfy bed! Central to everything, coastal walkway, shops and restaurants. This was an excellent choice. It was a shame about the weather but the lovely accommodation made up for it.

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hi Robin Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here at The Dawson Motel. We really appreciate the positive feedback and hopefully you have the chance to visit New Plymouth again ( when the sun is out) and we look forward to hosting you again. Kind Regards Barb and Lloyd

sydney
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this motel back at the end of 2014. My husband and I were so impressed with how clean, modern and comfortable the rooms were. The service was very welcoming and attentive. For our second Taranaki visit in March 2016, we stayed here again, and we're delighted to see the high standard was still maintained. Thank you for your...

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review on The Dawson Motel, we are so grateful for your continued support, we really appreciate all our returning guests! We like to keep our motel at a very high standard of service and cleanliness so we are glad that is recognised. We hope to have you stay again in the future! Kind Regards, Barb...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We arrived late at night, after driving down from Auckland (after work). We just needed a place to crash before glamping at WOMAD the next day, so we were only at The Dawson for a night. We had booked a 1 bedroom apartment with a fold out couch in the lounge for our 2 children to sleep on, on arrival...

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dawsonNewPlymouth, Owner at The Dawson Motel, responded to this review

Hi Bernie, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on The Dawson Motel. We do our best to try and accommodate all our guests requests and to go out of our way to ensure a pleasant stay. We hope you enjoyed WOMAD and hope to have you stay with us again. Kind Regards, Barb and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located in New Plymouth The Dawson Motel opened in January 2011 providing affordable luxury for our guests.Whether visiting New Plymouth for business or pleasure , The Dawson Motel is the ideal destination for those seeking comfort and superior service.Guests can enjoy stylish interiors in our 23 suites with 19 studios with a number interconnecting to give greater flexibility, two one bedroom and two two bedroom suites. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Dawson Motel

Address: 16 Dawson Street | Cbd, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Price Range: $152 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Dawson Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Unit 19 is upstairs in the corner, so nice and quiet”
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 of 5 bubbles Tribe_Mooresy, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms closer to reception get better wifi connection”
 of 5 bubbles schaafgreg, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Best views upstairs, convenient downstairs both with sea views”
 of 5 bubbles T8996RWrobinm, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We liked upstairs as it afforded a view of the sea and mountain (I think) when not covered in cloud.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterandMarionJ, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“They provide rooms and parking spaces for disabled. If you are not disabled but have trouble climbing stairs ask for a ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles _marganne5203, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
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